A day perfect for sharing pictures of food
Welcome to the middle of the week. First off, I want to thank all of you for so many interesting comments and responses to my post yesterday about moving from the city to the ‘burbs. It’s nice to veer off the food and fitness track and talk about other things some times, and you all had a ton to say. I love to read your comments. But because yesterday’s post was a little long-winded, today I’m keeping it short and sweet. Food, people. Food.
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
Another Wednesday, another chance to look at pictures of food. As always, I share these food diary posts because I like to see what other people eat, and I’m guessing you do too. Some days are better than others, and I tend to eat a lot of the same things. You’ll always see a combination of simple meals, spread throughout the day, with a few snacks thrown in as well.
Today, I’m sharing everything that I ate on Monday of this week. This was a healthy and light day of eating, which was just what I needed to follow another fairly indulgent weekend, as they tend to be these days.
Pre-workout at 5:50 a.m.
Dave and I went to the gym together for a short upper-body workout first thing on Monday, and we each grabbed one caramel almond-covered date for some fuel. A sad little puppy still wearing a cone is shown in the background, of course.
Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
After the gym and while working on the computer, I had this hearty serving of overnight oats, consisting of Greek yogurt, vanilla almond milk, chia seeds, gluten-free oats, cinnamon and veggie powder. I topped the oats with a banana and enjoyed them alongside a mug of hot green tea, sweetened with vanilla almond milk and stevia. A classic.
Lunch at 12 p.m.
You know I love my baked sweet potato and fried eggs combination platter. This perfect pairing fills me up nicely for a mid-day meal, and I have it several times a week. I usually add some cinnamon to the top of the potato and some Lawry’s salt to the top of the eggs. Sweet and salty, my friends.
Afternoon snack at 4:30 p.m.
I can’t get enough organic Gala apples these days. For a mid-afternoon snack, I had a sliced-up apple and some lemon and coconut date bites, which I got in a little package from a healthy food service. I’ll tell you more about that service soon, by the way. I enjoyed this snack before heading to the gym to teach an evening BODYATTACK class. (Yes, this was my second workout of the day — but the first one was super short.)
Dinner at 8 p.m.
Dave and I have decided we want to eat dinner a bit earlier. But on most weeknights, that still means it’s after 8 p.m. before I am home from the gym and ready to eat. On this night, I decided to skip my post-class protein shake so I’d be hungrier earlier and because we had some prepared meals in the fridge from that healthy food service (same one who made the date bites above) eating quickly was easy. Shown on this plate is a Paleo meal consisting of Mediterranean grilled-chicken skewers over cauliflower rice and grilled zucchini and eggplant over some greens with a tahini dressing, which I drizzled on everything. Quite delicious.
After dinner, I had some vanilla almond milk straight from the carton and joined Dave on the couch to finish up yesterday’s post and watch TV. And that was that!
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Today, I’m subbing a BODYPUMP class in the morning, having an early lunch date with a fellow blogger, working on the computer and teaching two classes tonight at Orangetheory. It will be a day full of fitness and food, of course, and as usual. Hope your day is great, and check back tomorrow because I have something interesting lined up. Happy eating!
See more “What I Ate Wednesday” food reports
I’m not the only one sharing their meals. Each week, “What I Ate Wednesday” is hosted by Peas and Crayons for bloggers to showcase their eats to the world. If you want to see more food recaps, check out some of my posts from the past all compiled here.
Questions of the day
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I had to tell you that I am absolutely in love with whole baked sweet potatoes thanks to you! I had never thought to try them and now I am hooked. Thanks for the healthy inspo 🙂
That makes me happy to share the sweet potato love with you, Krissy! 🙂
Not going to lie, I love almond milk straight from the carton! I do it all the time! And that meal looks fantastic! Love that it came with cauli rice!
I had never had cauliflower rice before this and I’m TOTALLY going to need it again! Happy Wednesday, Susie! Here’s to drinking out of the carton …
Those almond covered dates though! Those I need in my life!
I get them at Safeway!! SO good!! 🙂 But of course, I’m sure you could make them yourself …
Looking forward to hearing about that healthy food service. We order meals a few times a month through Sunbasket which I love because they have a paleo option. Plus they source local, organic food which I LOVE even more!
I saw your Sunbasket meals and am quite intrigued by that! 🙂 Happy Wednesday, Giselle!
I made a delicious batch of date balls over the weekend with some banana bread. Absolutely amazing. Big big fan. And they’re all mostly gone now 🙂
Date balls and banana bread? Yes, please! Nice work, Jamie! Happy WIAW!
That dinner looks perfect! I’ve been having a great week! I’ve gotten to sub BODYPUMP 2 times and I’m teaching BODYCOMBAT today and another BODYPUMP Friday. The bad news is that since I was sick for so long and didn’t work out for about 2 weeks, I am now incredibly sore! Why is that?! I’ve done BODYPUMP regularly for over 6 years and I miss 2 weeks and I feel like I’m dying – how is that fair?! I am replacing my spinach protein pancakes for pumpkin protein pancakes lately and am in love with the pumpkin! So yummy! Happy Wednesday Ashely – hope your BODYPUMP class was great! What release are you teaching now? I mixed it because I just wanted to do a big mix of my very favorite tracks 😉
Hi lady! Yes, taking time off from those hundreds-of-reps in PUMP can make you sore for sure. That’s happened to me before. I’m teaching a ton of extra PUMP classes this week (three extra!) and I’m doing release 84 all week. I did 84 last week too and am keeping it this week, because I have to learn 95 over the weekend to launch next week! AHHH!
I found that eating dinner earlier (before 7pm) really helps to aid with any GI issues I have and also with sleep, since I try to be in bed by 10pm. It’s tough living in a city like NYC or in SF, since people tend to work and eat later, but if you can do it sometimes it really helps.
Hi Alyssa, Yes, I would like to eat dinner a bit earlier, but I doubt it will ever happen until I quit teaching at gyms at night! Oh well! Happy Wednesday to you! 🙂
Those dates look so good! I think I might have to try a date recipe like that soon!
I can’t ever get enough dates in my life, Hilary! 🙂 Happy Wednesday to you!
Your WIAW posts always make me hungry!! Everything is always so simple, but always looks delish 🙂
Simple is right, Liz! I definitely don’t like to complicate my food! 🙂 Happy eating to you!
I am having an amazing week, no complaints. Those meals look delicious. I have to eat about 5 or 6 or my stomach will not be happy. Thanks
Glad your week is going well, Heather!! 🙂
Dinner looks delicious! Looks like you got a ton of vegetables in.
I sure did, Dani!:) Happy Wednesday to you!
That dinner looks so tasty! I can feel you there on the dinner time, I prefer to eat earlier but its not always possible due to work, workouts, plus appetite!
The best thing I ate recently would have to be pasta with my moms homemade sauce that I had in the freezer, comfort food 😉
Ohhhh Stef, I used to love having frozen meals from my Momma when I lived closer to her!! Jealous! 🙂
And your eats always look really delicious! :))
Thanks, Emily! Hope you’re having a fabulous day! 🙂
overnight oats are always my go-to, filling and delicious!
Me too, Rachel! I can’t get enough of them! 🙂 Hope you had a great day!